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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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My husband and I did the walking tour here. We enjoyed ourselves. It was a nice cave and had some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile
it was all that and more

I wanted something fun and challenging for my son and me during his time home for Christmas break... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the Lookout Valley exit (#174), and is less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Visitors are presented with a cave in its natural state and our 45-minute (+/-) Crystal Palace Walking Tour allows them to view thousands of diverse formations - stalagtites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, flowstone, rimstone pools, draperies, columns, natural bridges, and a rare shield formation. We also offer a variety of wild cave "spelunking" expeditions for those who want to view beyond the lighted pathways and explore deeper into the mountain. Our Waterfall Dome expedition permits visitors to view the areas tallest underground, natural (unassisted) flowing waterfall.
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  • Average4%
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“cave tour” (121 reviews)
“echo room” (26 reviews)
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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did the walking tour here. We enjoyed ourselves. It was a nice cave and had some nice formations. It was a fairly easy tour it wasn't too strenuous or rugged.

Thank 106nicole
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wanted something fun and challenging for my son and me during his time home for Christmas break. The description sounded intriguing and something a little different. Our Wild Cave Tour did not disappoint. Michael was our guide and he mixed both history and science....More

Thank 239croberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3.5 hour Waterfall Dome tour with Ben yesterday, and we had an awesome time! Ben was great about giving us different options for routes to take (I opted for a lot of the routes that required more crawling because, why not?), tips...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael was an amazing tour guide. He challenged all of us to push and do things out of our comfort zone while also working to ensure safety precautions. This is a GREAT experience for any adverturous person that can be in very small spaces and...More

Thank Angela Murray D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing caving and amazing opportunity to really experience like a true explorer. If you are looking for a hands-on experience, this is the place to be. Belly crawling, head ducking and passage ways of amazing views,be prepared to experience the excitement of a true caving...More

Thank KangTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pushed ourselves on the 2.5 hour cave tour and came out with a great sense of adventure. Michael and Jasmin were our guides and were good about ensuring everyone was safe, but having fun too. We did do quite a few belly crawls in...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked the Waterfall tour. We’ve never done any type of cave activity and absolutely no extreme caving. This tour was amazing! It was physically and mentally challenging and when we finished it was one of the greatest things we’ve done! We’ve...More

Thank ShanPack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a WONDERFUL time! We had 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 6 and 8) and we all had a blast. Our guide, Ashley, was very encouraging and informative. I would definitely do it again and look forward to the kids getting older (and...More

1  Thank ajordan1442
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to get onboard with the 3.5 hr Waterfall Dome Expedition, it was hands down a fun and exciting time. Our guide Micheal was excellent, he had us wondering which little nook we were going to be squeezing through the whole...More

Thank Stefano R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend just went through the Echo room tour this weekend. While we loved the week of camping right there and the views of the mountains, this caving experience was the highlight of our trip! Don't pass up an opportunity to see this...More

Thank Francis I
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Thomas C
9 May 2017|
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Response from abneyt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You don't have to do the exploration tours. There's a regular walking tour. We didn't get dirty at all.
April P
30 March 2017|
Response from EdithL80 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! They do have regular walking tours. We did the wild caving tour which is why we got all dirty!